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    "Whatever" deemed most annoying word: poll

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Do you want to kill a conversation? Try saying "whatever."

    Reuters December 17, 2011, 3:20 am

    Words like "you know" and "like" might be irritating to hear, but for the third year in a row, it's "whatever" that holds the most power to annoy, according to an annual survey by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

    Nearly four in ten adults named "whatever" as the most annoying verbal filler in casual conversation, while one in five adults had similar disdain for "like" and 'you know."

    "Just sayin'" and "seriously" were more forgiving to the ears, though still quite irritating, Marist found.

    The telephone survey of 1,026 adults nationally had a margin of error of three percentage points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littleroundman View Post
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Do you want to kill a conversation? Try saying "whatever."

    Reuters December 17, 2011, 3:20 am

    Words like "you know" and "like" might be irritating to hear, but for the third year in a row, it's "whatever" that holds the most power to annoy, according to an annual survey by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

    Nearly four in ten adults named "whatever" as the most annoying verbal filler in casual conversation, while one in five adults had similar disdain for "like" and 'you know."

    "Just sayin'" and "seriously" were more forgiving to the ears, though still quite irritating, Marist found.

    The telephone survey of 1,026 adults nationally had a margin of error of three percentage points.
    yeah, whatever.
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laidback View Post
    yeah, whatever.
    I think that would be: "yeah, what-E-VA"
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    'Whatever' the polite **** off.

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